In this recipe video we’ll show you how to grill Ribeye on a charcoal grill…it’s an EASY recipe that results in TENDER Ribeye steaks EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
GRILLED RIBEYE STEAK RECIPE VIDEO
HOW TO GRILL RIBEYE ON A CHARCOAL GRILL
In today’s recipe video, we’re going to show you how to grill a tender Ribeye steak on a charcoal grill. Ribeye steak can be confusing because it is sometimes known as the Delmonico, named for the 19th century New York City restaurant that made it’s famous…. and confusingly also called the Rib Steak, Cowboy Steak, and Tomahawk Steak. There’s some minor differences but, it’s all basically the same cut of beef.
However, you may also recognize the flavorful and popular Ribeye steak because it a sliced from a larger cut of beef known as a Standing Rib Roast…which is also known as “Prime Rib” ….it’s the same thing (picture multiple Ribeye Steaks lined up side by side) only the Ribeye Steak is sliced from the Prime Rib before it is cooked. Also, quick tip, Prime Rib doesn’t mean it’s graded as prime beef.
Ribeye steaks can be cut bone-in or boneless. You can cut the bone to match the size of the steak…..or, because beef ribs are so large, you can serve a full bone in Ribeye with the entire bone in-tact….this is called a Tomahawk Steak (pictured below). The presentation on this is just so awesome, just incredible. But it’s just a Ribeye, on a really long bone.
- We are grilling Ribeye Steaks….so, yep, you’re gonna need a few of those. I like mine cut 1-1.25 inches thick.
- Kosher Salt
- Ground Pepper
The Ribeye steak doesn’t need much seasoning because it is a fatty cut of meat which adds a lot of flavor compared to a Filet Mignon. If you’re looking to turn up the flavor profile, try our Big Tasty Steak Rub instead!
As you will see in this recipe video, the first thing we need to do is fire up the grill. Let it get nice and hot. Make sure you let the grill sizzle at a high temp for about 10 minutes, until all the charcoal is mostly white white.
I say it every video, but remember to let your steak rest 20 – 30 minutes before cooking…it’s the smallest step that will make the biggest difference in achieving the right temperature.
Next, you’ll need to season your Ribeye steak – just kosher salt & pepper. And be sure to season it liberally.
Get a little olive oil on the grill to prevent the steak from sticking.
Place the Ribeye steak on the grill for 1.5-2 mins, then rotate 45 degrees to get nice grill marks and let sear another 1.5-2 mi. The exact timing all depends on the temp of fire and the size of the steak. As a tip, I try to get my fire as hot as possible – try for 600 degrees F.
This is a relatively fatty cut of meat and can char / burn easily. If you get too many flare ups, put lid on the grill until the steak is ready to be flipped.
Once you have the great sear marks, flip the steak and repeat the process. This steak in this recipe video is about 1” thick…remember, thicker steaks will require longer cook times. If you get a really thick steak over 1.25 inches thick, it may require indirect heat to avoid burning.
RIBEYE STEAK GRILL TIME
Once it’s cooked for a total of about 6 – 8 minutes it will be done. Remember, you can never go wrong with an instant read thermometer to ensure it’s cooked to the desired temp. If you’re not sure of the meat temperatures for rare, medium, etc, then check out our Meat Temperature Guide – Refrigerator Magnet. It’s a great tool to have in the kitchen while you cook!
TENDER RIBEYE STEAK
Once the steak has rested for at least 5 minutes, it’s ready to serve. It might take some practice but you’ll be able to perfectly grill tender Ribeye steak to any temperature you like. You’ll love them and you’re guests will ask you who REALLY cooked them 🙂
If you ask any butcher what their favorite steak is, they’ll probably tell you the ribeye because the results are just tremendous. And as you can see in this recipe video it’s so easy to make right at home.
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